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SFZC Leadership Statement on Tassajara Closure


Dear Beloved Sangha:

We have needed to make the very troublesome determination this week to shut the Tassajara Summer Guest Season. There are many the reason why we’ve come to this determination, together with a number of instances of Covid among the many college students, upkeep and provide chain issues, in addition to extreme staffing shortages and different complexities throughout the Sangha. Because of this, we’re merely unable to supply our visitors with the excessive stage of care and a spotlight that we need to provide whereas additionally taking good care of our workers and college students.

We started this Tassajara summer time season with a lot optimism and enthusiasm as we as soon as once more welcomed visitors and college students again to the valley. We thought we had been able to take a small step into therapeutic and transferring ahead from the troublesome years of the pandemic. And now this summer time has proven that the wisest, most compassionate transfer is to take the backward step and to shut Tassajara for the rest of the visitor season. This determination was not made flippantly nor with out a lot dialogue.

Currently we intend to open this Fall for a apply interval with Abbess Furyu Schroeder.

In the center of this continually shifting, impermanent world, could you and all dwelling beings in every single place be joyful, peaceable, and free from struggling.

With bows,
San Francisco Zen Center Leadership

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